Ammunition in mouse war

FARMERS in the Mallee will be able to step up their mouse control after the arrival of more supplies of zinc phosphide from overseas.

Mice have damaged some canola and pulse crops in the Mallee.

Mice have damaged some canola and pulse crops in the Mallee.

The chemical is the active ingredient, when mixed with grain, of mouse bait.

Mouse numbers in the Mallee, Wimmera, other parts of Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales have been on the rise since bait manufacturers ran out of zinc phosphide at the end of April.

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